Boston Man Sentenced for Over 200 Counterfeit Fentanyl Pills

On July 21, 2022, Diamondez Pierre, 24, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin for possessing hundreds of pressed fentanyl pills disguised as oxycodone intended for distribution.

Pierre pleaded guilty back in March of 2021 and has finally been sentenced with two years in prison and three years of supervised release.

Pierre was stopped back in August 2020 by law enforcement in Brockton. They searched Pierre’s vehicle resulted in the recovery of a backpack that contained 204 blue pressed fentanyl pills, disguised as “Perc 30” oxycodone pills, intended for distribution. He also had a .38 revolver stolen out of New Hampshire and more than one and a half pounds of marijuana.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins made a statement regarding the opioid crisis and Diamondez Pierre’s part in it. “The impact of the opioid crisis in our communities has been catastrophic. It is taking more and more lives by the minute. Mr. Pierre contributed to and, moreover, profited off this devastation, pain and suffering by trafficking fentanyl disguised as pharmaceutical grade prescription pills.” Her office has been taking the opioid epidemic very seriously.

James Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said, “We are currently facing a crisis with the amount of illicit drugs flowing into our neighborhoods, today’s sentencing demonstrates that if you peddle this poison, you will be held accountable,”